Monday, June 20, 2022

Illinois: Circuit Court Judge rules against Dolton Mayor recall effort; Holds that Clerk must not count votes in June 28 recall election

A Cook County Circuit Court Judge has ruled in favor of efforts to stop the recall election against Dolton Mayor Tiffany Henyard, which is set for a June 28 recall vote. The judge has ordered the clerk to not count the vote (early voting started on July 13) in two recall ballot measures (one asks for a recall law, the other calls for Henyard to face a recall vote immediately). The issue seems to be that the measures are taking place at the same time, which is extremely odd.

The recall does not seem to have signatures handed in, but was rather put on the ballot by the village board. 

Henyard faced a previous recall effort when she served as trustee, leading to an appellate court decision that the board cannot remove the official by a board vote but can have a recall. 

The recall is over a slew of complaints: taking a Township Supervisor job that pays $250,000 which seen as a conflict of interest; keeping the board from meeting, paying bills and refusing to show what is being paid, as well as hiring a code enforcement officer who spent 24 years in prison for kidnapping and sexual assault. 

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